Prof Uma Kothari

Professor of Migration and Postcolonial Studies

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Activities and esteem

Esteem indicators and advisory work

  • Vice President of European Association of Development Institutes
  • Advisory Board for Norwegian Research Council
  • Advisory Board, In Place of War
  • 2018: REF panel for Development Studies
  • ESRC peer review college
  • Elected Council Member, Development Studies Association
  • 2014 Elected council member of the UK Development Studies Association
  • 2013  Conferred Fellow of the UK Academy of Social Sciences
  • Former External Research Assessor, School of Global Studies, Sussex University

Book series editor and editorial board member

  • 2015 - present: Co-editor, Frontiers of Development book series, Oxford University Press
  • 2015 - present: Humanity: An International Journal of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development, Editorial board
  • 2014 - 2016: Editorial advisory board member, Manchester University Press
  • 2012 - 2017 Third World Quarterly, Editorial board
  • 2007 -present: Journal Fur Entwicklungspolitik (Austrian Journal of Development Research), Editorial board 

Organisation of conferences and research seminars

  • 2018 New Geographies of Global Inequalities and Social Justice, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • 2017 From International to Global Development, Global Development Institute, University of Manchester
  • 2017 Time, temporality and environmental change, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • 2016 Critiquing development research, DSA panel, Oxford University
  • 2016 Visual solidarity and popular representations of development, DSA panel, Oxford University
  • 2016 Visual Solidarity conference, University of Manchester
  • 2016 Understanding categorisations of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers, University of Manchester
  • 2015 International Development Volunteering, National University of Singapore
  • 2014 The Impact of Budget Cuts on BME Populations Workshop, University of Manchester
  • 2014 Emerging spaces of cosmopolitanism in development panel, RGS/IBG annual conference, London
  • 2014 Geographies of colonial & postcolonial exile panel, RGS/IBG annual conference, London
  • 2014 Theorising Resistance in Development Workshop, University of Manchester

Invited conference keynote and plenary

  • 2018 Understanding Global Inequalities, New Geographies of Global Inequalities and Social Justice, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • 2017 Decolonising Research Ethics, Critical Development Studies Network conference, Melbourne
  • 2017 Global Universities Engagement Summit, University of Melbourne
  • 2017 Global Solidarity, Everyday Humanitarianism and Refugees: Challenging the boundaries of Development, EADI General Conference 2017: Globalisation at the Crossroads, Bergen, Sweden
  • 2016 ‘Is the Water safer than the Land’, DevNet, University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • 2016 The power of a warm welcome: Public representations of refugees and the forging of everyday humanitarianism, Deans lecture, University of Melbourne. Australia
  • 2016 The Aid Effect, NORGLOBAL, Oslo, Norway
  • 2016 Rethinking Migration and Mobility, The Changing Face of Global Mobility: Celebrating 10 years of the International Migration Institute, Oxford University
  • 2015 Time, Temporality and Volunteers, International Development Volunteering conference, National University of Singapore
  • 2015 Contesting colonial rule: mobility, confinement and the politics of exile, Harvard 
  • University Weatherhead Initiative on Global History conference A History of Penal Regimes in 
  • Global Perspective, 1800-2014, Harvard, US
  • 2014 The future of development, Roskilde University, Denmark
  • 2014 Representations of development and the construction of a common humanity, Centre for Critical Development Studies, University of Toronto
  • 2014 Co-production of Knowledge, Presidents Plenary, RGS/IBG annual conference, London

Invited seminar/conference presentations

  • 2018 Human Geography Seminar Series, Monash University, Melbourne
  • 2018 Geography Seminar Series, Kings College, London
  • 2017 From International to Global Development conference, University of Manchester
  • 2017 Encountering Europe Otherwise, Migration and Mobilities Research network, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2017 Colonial Imaginaries and postcolonial development: representations of travel and tourism, Massey University, New Zealand
  • 2017 Visualising Solidarity: Forging everyday humanitarianism through public representations of development, Department of Anthropology and Development Studies, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • 2017 Popular representations of development, Postcolonial Studies Institute, Melbourne
  • 2017 Encountering Europe Otherwise: on the road with postcolonial travellers, School of Geography seminar series, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • 2017 Visualising Solidarity: Forging everyday humanitarianism through public representations of development, School of Environmental and Life Sciences seminar series, University of Newcastle, Australia
  • 2016 ‘Is the Water safer than the Land’, Devnet conference, University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • 2016 Visual Solidarity and Refugees, Humanitarian and Development Studies seminar series, University of Western Sydney, Australia
  • 2016 Representing Development, Centre for Human Rights Research, University of Wollongong. Australia
  • 2016 Is the water safer than the land?: representations of Syrian refugees and the politics of a warm welcome, University of Manchester Insights lecture
  • 2016 Representations of Development, Development Studies Seminar Series, SOAS, University of London
  • 2015 Popular representations of development, Birkbeck annual lecture, University of London
  • 2015 Contesting colonial rule: mobility, confinement and the politics of exile, A History of Penal Regimes in Global Perspective: 1800-2014 conference, Harvard University, USA
  • 2014 Development, Participation and the ever-present Tyrannies?, York University
  • 2014 Representations of Development, Open Space, Open University

Other conference and seminar papers presented

  • 2017 Colonial Imaginaries and Tourism Development, Critcal Tourism Conference, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • 2017 On the Road with Non-Western travellers, AusMob Conference, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • 2017 Encountering Europe, Intimacies at a Distance, La Trobe University, Australia
  • 2017 Solidarity, everyday humanitarianism and refugees: the shifting borders of global development, Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Brisbane, Australia
  • 2017 Visualizing Inequalities. Engaging with (critical) visual methods in Geography, Nordic Geographers Meeting, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2017 Global production networks and informal spaces of consumption: Barcelona street traders, Mauritian stallholders and ‘before time’ clothing production, Nordic Geographers Meeting, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2016 Solidarity through Culture Jamming, Imagining Solidarity Conference, University of Manchester
  • 2016 Beyond Internationalism: More-than-national thinking at the twilight of Empire, Annual Association of American Geographers Conference, San Francisco, USA
  • 2016 Transnational networks of resistance: contesting colonial rule and the politics of exile, Resistance and Empire Conference, University of Lisbon
  • 2016 Public representations of Syrian refugees and the forging of everyday humanitarianism, RGS/IBG Conference, London
  • 2016 Visual Solidarity, DSA Annual Conference, University of Oxford
  • 2016 Challenging Development Research, DSA Annual Conference, University of Oxford
  • 2016 The power of a warm welcome: Public representations of Syrian refugees, Everyday Humanitarianism Conference, LSE, University of London
  • 2015 Culture jamming and the politics of representation, NORDEV, University of Gothenburg
  • 2014 Colonial Representations and Island Imaginaries, Race in the Americas (RITA) Group: Across the Indian Ocean conference, University of London
  • 2014 Contesting colonial rule: transnational networks of resistance and the politics of exile
  • Connected Histories of Decolonisation workshop, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London
  • 2014 Constructing global interconnectedness: the role of new development actors, RGS/IBG 
  • annual conference, London
  • 2014 Promoting business, imperial trade and development: the role of artists in the EMB poster campaign, Sustainability and the Celebrity-Business-Development Nexus Conference, University of Copenhagen
  • 2014 Trade, consumption and development alliances: the Empire Marketing Board poster campaign, ISA, Toronto

 

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